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Thread: Wii U? Wii? I never Wii'd before, and more - a commentary by cjizzle

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    I think that the 3DS and Wii U are the only consoles ever sold at a loss. Wii's were profitable from the start (very small, I heard once it was about $6 per unit -- but nearly 100,000,000 units is still not chump change, not counting price cutting measure to increase profit per unit later in production).

    3DS at $250 was not at a loss until the price drop in August '11.
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    Quote Originally Posted by llaffer View Post
    I think that the 3DS and Wii U are the only consoles ever sold at a loss. Wii's were profitable from the start (very small, I heard once it was about $6 per unit -- but nearly 100,000,000 units is still not chump change, not counting price cutting measure to increase profit per unit later in production).

    3DS at $250 was not at a loss until the price drop in August '11.
    Are you talking Nintendo only? Most consoles from what I have read are sold at a loss. They profit from selling the software.

    Even the Wii U is said to make Nintendo a profit if they sell one piece of software with it. Does anyone buy one and not get any software? It is possible, that the deluxe set which includes a software title is profitable in itself.

    This talk of loss on the Wii U is simply PR spin to make people think a price cut is not coming. Don't pay attention to any of it. Strong rumors a price cut is imminent causes a huge blow to sales, everyone denies a price cut is coming as long as they possibly can. I think you can pretty much guarantee the Wii U is getting a price cut this year along with new bundles most likely.

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    Yes. I was referring to Nintendo systems only. I think every other system released this century outside of Nintendo has been at a loss, at least initially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaisedinsd View Post
    I think you can pretty much guarantee the Wii U is getting a price cut this year along with new bundles most likely.
    I agree with you, Christams is coming

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